Formulating the basic objectives and other fundamental matters for agricultural and forestry research activities.
Agriculture and Forestry Research Council
Agriculture and Forestry Research Council is a NGO - Not for profit concern working under Jet Aerospace. AFRC works towards capacity building by bridging gaps and upgrading skills of farmers, wage workers, self-employed & extension workers engaged in organized / unorganized segments of Agriculture & Allied Sectors.
AFRC is contributing to nation building through Skill Development in Agriculture especially at the times when country's agriculture is experiencing stagnant growth, exodus of quality manpower to other sectors, changing climate with increased variability in production parameters and transformations in international agriculture markets that are especially too much subsidized challenging the competitiveness of Indian Agriculture. AFRC has taken upon itself the responsibility of transforming Indian Agriculture through developing the skills of country's manpower in emerging areas of agriculture.
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Creating a sustainable industry aligned eco system for robust skill & entrepreneurship development in Agriculture & Allied sector.
End to end approach on skilling and linking all the stakeholders of Agriculture Value Chain. Creating more non-agricultural jobs (Agriculture Allied Activities).
Achieving rapid growth in the Agriculture sector through intensive skill development. Linking and generating maximum number of entry-level jobs.
Enhancing the economic value of time and labour of landless workforce. Making farmers of the country Agriculture entrepreneurs through Market Information.
Linking the farm labour with wage related employment in Agriculture sector, during non farming months.
Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and development of National Occupational Standards (NOS). Preparation and maintenance of skill inventory to facilitate individual choices. Development of sector specific skill development plans. Standardisation of affiliation and accreditation process. Affiliation, accreditation, assessment and certification of Vocational Institutes/Programmes. Plan and execute Training of Trainers (ToT). Promotion of academics of excellence. Establishment of a well-structured, sector specific, Labour Market Information System (LMIS) to assist planning and delivery of training. Adoption of global best practices